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Scientific LargeScale Infrastructure for Computing/Communication Experimental Studies – Starting Community

SLICES-SC 2nd Summer School

Place: Radisson Blu, Oulu

Efficient wireless communication and computing experimental research in 6G-era

The three-day SLICES Summer School in Oulu, Finland will introduce and familiarize its participants with the pan-European Scientific Large Scale Infrastructure for Computing/Communication Experimental Studies Research Infrastructure (SLICES-RI), the unique experimental research capabilities it offers and foster the skills and knowledge for conducting experiment-based research. Aside from getting an overview of the various communication and computing SLICES-RI, the students will get a unique opportunity to experiment with some of these infrastructures remotely from their own laptops. The participants will get information about the best practices of experiment planning and data handling, and the novel, ground breaking concepts paving the way beyond 5G towards the 6G communication and computing ecosystem.

A key objective of the school is to introduce audience to the SLICES-RI and all possibilities it offers to the research community and third parties. Architectures and concepts will be shown to be used by researchers to develop new business concepts and innovations for beyond 5G and 6G networks, technologies, and solutions. The data management and GDPR compliancy of the research together with novel business concepts and ecosystems are in the focus of the school as well.

Lecturers are from key players in the experimental wireless research community: University of Oulu, Sorbonne Université, UGENT, IMDEA and INRIA to name some of them. See the program for full list of lecturers.


Day 1 – 13/6

09:00 – 09:15
Welcome words & SLICES summer school program overview
Ari Pouttu – University of Oulu
Session 1-1: SLICES-RI introduction, capabilities & roadmaps for SLICES RI elements
09:15 – 10:00
SLICES ecosystem, overview and roadmap for future SLICES-RI development
Serge Fdida – Sorbonne Université
10:00 – 10:45
UOULU 5G test network for beyond-5G wireless connectivity
Olli Liinamaa, Ari Pouttu – University of Oulu
10:45 – 11:30
ELKH cloud infrastructure
Attila Farkas, Márk Emődi – SZTAKI
11:30 – 12:15
Roadmap for development of 5G/6G RI in Poland
Bartosz Belter (PSNC) or Andrzej Bęben (WUT) or Maksymilian Furmann (PSNC)
12:15 – 13:00
Session 1-2: Trends and good practices for post-5G experiment infrastructures
13:00 – 14:00
Blueprint architecture and concept
Damien Saucez – INRIA
14:00 – 15:00
Experiment orchestration for distributed Post-5G architectures within SLICES-RI
Nikos Makris – University of Thessaly
15:00 – 15:30
Digital twins in networking experimental facilities
Carmen Guerrero – IMDEA / UC3M
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30
Digital twins in networking experimental facilities (cont.)
Carmen Guerrero – IMDEA / UC3M

Day 2 – 14/6

Session 2-1: Demonstrations & tutorials from SLICES-RI
09:00 – 12:00
Cloud, networking and GPU resources in the Virtual Wall and GPULab testbeds
Brecht Vermeulen – imec / Ghent University
Thijs Walcarius – imec / Ghent University
12:00 – 13:00
Session 2-2: Research data management & best practices for beyond-5G experimental research
13:00 – 15:30
Research Data Management and FAIR data principles & Research methods and experimental research lifecycle management
Yuri Demchenko – University of Amsterdam
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00
Making research GDPR compliant
Anna Brékine, Sébastien Ziegler – IoTLab / Mandat International
17:00 – 18:00
Reproducible experiment workflows: the pos testbed framework
Eric Hauser, Sebastian Gallenmüller, and Georg Carle – Technical University of Munich

Day 3 – 15/6

Session 3-1: Demonstrations & tutorials from SLICES-RI
09:00 – 12:00
Distributed post-5G Network Architecture: hands-on within the EU SLICES-RI Research Infrastructure
Damien Saucez – INRIA
12:00 – 13:00
Session 3-2: Novel concepts for beyond-5G networks
13:00 – 14:00
The Role of Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in the future C-ITS Ecosystem
Konstantinos Filis – COSMOTE
14:00 – 15:00
Concept of microoperators in beyond 5G
Seppo Yrjölä – University of Oulu / NOKIA
15:00 – 
Conclusions and closing the SLICES Summer School 2023
Serge Fdida – Sorbonne Université
Coffee and free time for discussion

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Jun 13 - 15 2023


All Day


Radisson Blu

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